Film review: ‘OPERATION MINCEMEAT’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

British drama Operation Mincemeat is the fascinating story of possibly the most remarkable act of espionage and deception in the Second World War. In 1943, the Allied forces were looking to invade Europe through what Churchill had called its ‘soft underbelly’ in Sicily. Unfortunately, Hitler was well aware that the Italian island was a likely avenue of attack. Consequently, an

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Film review: BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, from Built For Speed

Psychological thriller Before I Go to Sleep will inevitably draw comparisons with Chris Nolan’s Memento. Like Memento this film features a character with anterograde amnesia whose lost memories hides a disturbing past.  Unfortunately, this film is not the wonderfully clever and fascinating puzzle that Memento proved to be. Nicole Kidman plays Christine Lucas a woman who wakes each morning to

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Film review: MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, from Built For Speed

Magic in the Moonlight, the latest film from Woody Allen, is an engaging light-weight rom-com that explores familiar Woody Allen themes of existential angst, the search for life’s meaning and the curative power of fantasy and romance. Set in 1928, the film stars Colin Firth as misanthropic stage magician, self-proclaimed intellectual and avowed sceptic, Stanley who has earned acclaim for

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What’s on BUILT FOR SPEED, Friday 29th August 2014

After our focus on Bob Dylan last week Built For Speed returns to more contemporary music with new tracks from Mia Dyson, Morrissey, Bob Mould  and many others.  We also take a look at the latest film for the amazingly prolific Woody Allen with Magic in the Moonlight.  For those who enjoy a brain-twisting time travel fantasy we tell you

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